On the podcast this week I am joined by, not one but, two special guests – Pharmacists Sarah Robinson and Dr Wendy Jones MBE. Sarah and Wendy talk to me about the big issue of breastfeeding and medication. The topic is one of the most searched for terms online so we look at what more needs to be done to better inform breastfeeding mothers when they need help the most.
Wendy is a founding member of The Breastfeeding Network and was responsible for setting up the Drugs in Breastmilk Service in the 1990s. From relatively small beginnings, the service now helps advise 1000s of breastfeeding mothers and healthcare professionals each and every year.
Wendy was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2019 for all the work she has done in supporting breastfeeding mothers and their families.
As a clinical pharmacist, Sarah recently joined the Drugs in Breast Milk Service as a volunteer. Motivated by her new role and her own experience of breastfeeding her two children, Sarah wrote a fantastic article for boobingit, in which she talks about the devastating impact poorly given advice about medicine use while breastfeeding can have.
Sarah is passionate about ensuring women are informed about their options when breastfeeding and requiring medication.
Read the full write-up along with helpful links on boobingit.com